Iowa Governor Says Cruz May Face Consequences After Carson Caucus Controversy

Iowa Governor Says Cruz May Face Consequences After Carson Caucus Controversy

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says GOP Presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may face blowback after a controversy involving Ben Carson at Monday night’s caucuses.

According to The Hill:

“Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad chastised Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign for “unethical and unfair” practices on its way to winning Monday’s caucuses.

The Texas senator has received significant criticism from rivals Donald Trump and Ben Carson after his campaign passed along reports Monday night that Carson was on the verge of dropping out. That, critics claim, could have dissuaded voters from voting for Carson at a pivotal time.

“We have a strong sense of fairness in Iowa,” Branstad told Radio Iowa on Thursday. “Distributing information that was not true about a candidate right at the time people are voting in the caucuses is an inappropriate thing.”

Branstad lampooned the tactic as “unethical and unfair,” and warned that he thinks there will be “repercussions.”